Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday #1:

(Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly 'book event' hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases that we are really anticipating. This week my "can't-wait-to-read" book is NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl.)

(Goodreads' Summary)

On a damp October night, the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. 

By all appearances her death is a suicide--but investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. Though much has been written about the dark and unsettling films of Ashley's father, Stanislas Cordova, very little is known about the man himself. As McGrath pieces together the mystery of Ashley's death, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of New York City and the twisted world of Stanislas Cordova, and he begins to wonder--is he the next victim? In this novel, the dazzlingly inventive writer Marisha Pessl offers a breathtaking mystery that will hold you in suspense until the last page is turned



Night Film sounds like my kind of book, my ultimate jam. Mystery, NYC, cult films, very weird 'suicides' & more? Plus gorgeous prose? How much better can you get?

I first heard about Night Film after seeing Kara's raving tweets and then seeing her brilliant, five-star review. The cover alone, IMO, is really noir and eye-catching. But then I read a 120-page sample and am reeling by amazing it is. First off, the characters--Nora is already so lovable and hipstery, and I've already been sufficiently creeped out. Like, shivering-creepy-what-the-fuck-is-happening???

August 20th can't come soon enough. 


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Well.. hey.

I guess first blog posts are always awkward, yeah?

You don't know if you're just wasting time (is the blog gonna be lame, a pathetic regret?), or if it's actually gonna be a fun place to collect your memories and book/film reviews and TV fangirling/fanboying and all that. Hopefully, it's all that I want out of it, and hopefully, people who are unfortunate enough to come here will laugh/appreciate/think about what I say.


I'm Rhys. Teenager from the U.S. I go to prep school, and:

I go see movies with friends (favorites: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Great Gatsby and Inception).

Go to the gym.

I sometimes tweet here.

Listen to music, esp. Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, MS MR, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the XX.

Read (favorites: White Cat by Holly Black, The Diviners by Libba Bray, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Harry Potter by--well, you obviously know who wrote Harry Potter. Also big fan of Stieg Larsson and Maggie Stiefvater).

Watch/flip-the-fuck-out over TV shows (mainly Orphan Black and American Horror Story.)

Orphan Black is best show ever- promise. Tatiana Maslany, clones, gov. conspiracies, BBC, Tatiana Maslany, great writing, brilliant, strong, diverse cast, Tatiana Maslany??

Walk around cities with friends and drink Starbucks and be stereotypical hipsters-- although I really hope no one thinks of me as a hipster.


All right, well that's it. The awkwardness is done, right?